Who is Jakob22? What is the Fang? Why the mask?
These are constant questions you will hear when people speak of Jakob22.
Jakob22, hailing out of Toronto Canada is a new name on the game but not a
rookie on the microphone. For years perfecting his craft in the
streets of Scarborough, Jakob22 is a veteran in the art of MC’ing.
Jakob22 might just become a known to the world but is far from a rap
rookie, working with some legends in his time.
Jakob22 is a storyteller, a street poet, a battle rapper, a conscious
MC and a fiction author. Jakob22 has decided he is bringing back the
true art of lyricism back to hip hop.
To inquire why Jakob22 wears masks in his videos is best described
through Jakobs own lyrics in his song “Night Terrors”
“Jakob is all nightmares and dreams
I stay hooded and masked up because my image don’t mean a thing.”
Jakob22 chooses to let his music define his image instead of his image
define his music. Jakob22 was growing tiresome with what some were
calling hip hop nowadays and had a real distaste for the music.
Believing that in the cycle the world is ready for some real MC’s
again Jakob22 has decided to be the solution to the problem
Jakob22 has just started taking his music onto the stage earlier this year by opening up for Techn9ne on a few spots on his Canadian tour.
2013 he will continue to start performing more and looking into touring himself. Jakob has already collabed with some of the best underground hip hop has to offer including
Lord Lhus, Savage Brothers, Pych Ward, Cannibal Carib and more….